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the president did himself. >> peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign. back over to chuck todd. chuck, same question to you having seen that bizarre development of people in the crowd at an obama rally wondering what was going on last night. >> reporter: yeah, that was unbelievable. it's safe to say the swagger and overconfidence is gone and i would call it anxiety for them today. this is the way the obama campaign tried to react. number one, they put out the first tv ad calling mitt romney dishonest. david plouffe, the senior strategist for the campaign and, of course, inside the white house, used the word "dishonest" or not being honest nearly a dozen times when briefing reporters this afternoon. so they're trying to put the focus on mitt romney and saying hey, he gave a great performance, but wasn't exactly honest. we'll see. it was rally therapy out here though, brian. he did have 30,000 people show up in madison. >> chuck todd, peter alexander with the view from the trail, wrapping it up for us tonight. gentlemen, thanks. >>> we have two big and still developing stories tonight h
it all covered and we begin with nbc's peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign in henderson, nevada. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. as you just noted, nearly 60 million americans watched last night's debate. in fact, that was the smallest number of the three presidential debates. over the next two weeks as they bounce across the country, effectively hop scotching one another. both sides believe tonight they are in the driver's seat. >> give it up for -- >> reporter: kicking off their final 14 days toward the election, a split screen sprint to the finish. barack obama zeroing in on his opponent's trustworthiness. >> everything he's doing right now is to hide his real position and try to win this election. you can trust that i say what i mean. and i mean what i say. >> reporter: mitt romney near las vegas, claiming the race's momentum and arguing that president obama's campaign is about attacks. not solutions. >> we haven't heard an agenda from the president, that's why his campaign is taking on water and our campaign is full speed ahead. >> repo
is in place to start us off tonight, beginning with nbc's peter alexander. he's inside the debate venue at hofstra university on long island. peter, good evening. >> brian, good evening to you. 82 undecided voters picked from here in new york's nassau county will share this set with the president and mitt romney tonight. and nothing is left to chance. the president will be introduced first. that was determined by a coin toss. and mitt romney will get the night's first question. flanked by advisers, president obama squeezed in one more short debate prep session this morning in virginia. >> how are you feeling about tonight? >> i'm feeling fabulous, look at this beautiful day. >> reporter: touching down on long island, governor romney also met privately with his team, intent on duplicating his strong first debate showing. tonight the challenge, president obama rebounding from his performance two weeks ago, and stopped his opponent's surge. aides say mr. obama will be firm but respectful. >> you want to connect directly with that voter and talk to them. i know the president will, about wha
at hofstra, we begin with peter alexander at the debate meeting, peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, let me show you inside this debate hall. once again, mitt romney will be in the seat on the left, the president gets the seat on the right. i was just down there on set and the paint is actually still wet. tomorrow night, both men will have a chance to debate, with many undecided. after a weekend limited brief sightings, mitt romney left church services, and today, both candidates are again studying quietly. president obama at this exclusive williamsburg, virginia, hotel, wrapping up what debate experts call the debate coaching. on the eve of his lackluster denver debate, the president took a trip to the hoover dam, today, not a single event planned in massachusetts, it was about substance, including where to look, at the president, the moderator or the campaigner. aides tell nbc news the president will bring up romney's comments, seemingly to talk about the 47% of americans as victims. an admission in denver that puzzled supporters. both are trying to fend off q
alexander who covers the romney campaign for nbc news. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. after all the hype and spin, this is where the debate will finally take place. let's give you a quick show around, if we can. they'll shake hands in the middle, mitt romney and president obama. the president will stand at the podium on the right, mitt romney at the podium on the left. this debate is separated into six 15-minute segments focusing heavily on the economy. touching down in denver this afternoon, president obama has prepared more for these debates than any sitting president in the modern era. while anticipation builds at the tightly controlled debate site mitt romney fine tuned his message in private, advisers say, relaxing with three of his sons and fueling up on a peanut butter and honey sandwich. campaigning today was left to top surrogates. >> i believe that the 21st century can be better than the 20th. >> you can do that. it's your future. go claim it. >> reporter: outside the debate hall cameras caught a brief glimpse of the candidates' motorcades. their walk
, and nevada, obama has a slight lead, over romney, 50-47 right now then the state of ohio, peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign in defiance, ohio, good evening peter. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, these days the "o" in ohio could be optimism, this is the most confident mitt romney we've seen all year, and despite the polls showing the race is neck and neck, romney is telling the crowds that he will win. weaving his way from cincinnati to the town of defiance, romney claimed the opponent's theme of change four years ago. >> these challenges are big challenges, this election, therefore, is a big choice, and america wants to see big changes and we'll bring big changes to get america stronger again. >> reporter: seeking an edge in the battle of ideas, governor romney said president obama's campaign lacks vision. >> the obama campaign doesn't have a plan, the obama campaign is slipping because he is talking about smaller and smaller things. despite the fact america has such huge challenges. >> reporter: both campaigns are claiming the momentum, avoiding the risk of losi
the years. both men running for the job were in ohio today along with nbc's peter alexander, traveling with the romney campaign, and starts off our coverage in cuyahoga falls, ohio. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. we're seeing real evidence that this race is tightening, not just nationally, but in crucial battlegrounds like here in ohio. with both candidates descending on the buckeye state, the o in ohio could easily stand for offense. a poll released late this afternoon shows president obama's lead has shrunk to just four points. touching down on akron on the last day ohioans will vote. mitt romney will campaign here four of the last five days. the president just wrapped up his 17th rally here, more than any other state. >> do not delay, go vote today. what do you think? all right, buckeyes, we need you. >> reporter: why all the attention on ohio? no republican has won the white house without it. romney advisers insist the race has fundamentally changed here since last week. just weeks ago, the campaign briefly considered its path forward without ohio. >>
. it is where we begin with peter alexander who is traveling with the ryan campaign, in sidney, ohio. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian, mitt romney traveled many miles on his campaign bus, making three stops trying to build on his momentum from last week and put his campaign in full swing. on the campaign trail, mitt romney stopped in mt. vernon, a manufacturing plant in a must-win state, owned by someone who has something in common with his wife, ann. >> they are both breast cancer survivors. >> reporter: the romney campaign hopes this is a sign of a trend, the polls surge showing that the trend is higher among women voters. on monday, he seemed to soften his position on abortion. during an interview with the des moines register >> there is no legislation on abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> reporter: the obama campaign jumped on the comment, writing, we know where he stands on a woman's right to choose, pointing to his last comments made in 2007. >> so i would like to see roe v wade overturned, and allow the states and the elected repres
remarks that got a lot of attention. nbc's peter alexander is traveling with the campaign and joins us tonight. from cedar rapids >> reporter: lester, good evening to you as you noted governor romney is campaigning as well. scheduled to take off for another swing state, ohio. charging into nevada for the second time in as many days. >> what a great welcome. >> reporter: a confident mitt romney is rolling the dice on this mid western battleground. where the republican nominee blasted mr. obama, where he >> i think we all know he is out of ideas and excuses, and in november, you will put him out of office. >> reporter: in recent days, romney has been greeted by very excited crowds, like at this red rock theater outside of denver. now he describes his campaign as a movement. >> you are seeing this movement growing, you're seeing people coming together to say you know, we love america, we recognize we can do better. >> reporter: but today, the romney campaign is also dealing with a new controversy, trying to distance itself from this comment by richard mourdock, a republican senator in ind
peter alexander continues his travels with the romney campaign. he joins us live now. we understand the romney campaign is seeing much larger crowds. is today's rally looking like lit have a similar turnout? >> reporter: that's a good question. not as big as the rallies, but be clear we have seen some of the biggest rallies we've seen. 12,000 at a rally in cuyahoga falls. on tuesday, 9,000 in sydney hollywood ohiond a wednesday close to 9,000. make no mistake. that's why they're spending some form in each of the last five days in this state with others elsewhere. there will be two more stops also. we're listening to the senator ron portman of ohio who also happens to be mitt romney's sparring partner. perhaps the two of them going head to head in a hotel not far from where we were staying as they prepare for tuesday's critical debate as well. >> hey, peter, according to that latest poll, romney down just a few points there behind president obama in ohio, inching closer by the day. what's different about the romney campaign strategy in the buckeye state right now versus that strategy
and peter alexander are with the obama and romney campaigns in these final hours before the first match-up, the debate tonight. we begin with kristen in nevada with the president. the president will travel to colorado in just a matter of hours. good morning. >> good morning. that's right. president obama will take off for denver in just a few hours. i'm told he'll have a little bit of down time with the first lady before the debate. he'll also do a walk through of the venue. here's how it's going to work. president obama will be given the first question. mitt romney will have the final word tonight. the debate will be broken up into six 15-minute segments for a 90-minute debate. it will include three on the economy, one on health care, one on governing and one on the state of government. the role of government, i should say. now, both candidates will be standing at podiums. no strict time limits. each candidate will have two minutes to answer that question and then the rest of the segment will be an open discussion about the topic at hand. so that is how the debate is going to do. aides
. peter alexander is with the romney campaign in jacksonville tonight. and peter, what is it like on the trail with this pre occupation going on? >> reporter: well brian, here tonight in the state of florida, it is all too familiar with the devastation. mitt romney tempered his criticism of president obama, and in fact encouraged his supporters to give what they could. this of course, came a day after selecting supplies at a storm relief event, his campaign hosted in ohio. still, as the cleanup gets closer to where you are in the northeast, governor romney is questioning the federal government's role in disaster relief, last year during a republican primary debate, he argued the state, even the private sector should take the lead in terms of delivering aid. today, romney put out a written statement reaffirming the belief, also vowing that fema would have the resources it needs. one more note, there are polls out and both campaigns say they are in the lead right now. the new polls, the president is clinging to a tight lead in the crucial battlegrounds of ohio, florida, and virginia
. as you'll see in just a moment. first, we want to begin with peter alexander in denver where they're getting ready for the big moment tomorrow night. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. when president obama and mitt romney step on the stage behind me tomorrow night, it's going to be the first time they've seen each other face to face in nearly five years. to give you a sense of just how crucial his performance is, romney aides brought podiums into his hotel conference room late today to help him simulate the real thing. fueling up for an afternoon study session today. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm getting there. >> reporter: mitt romney, who has been for weeks practicing zingers to sharply critique the president, may have gotten help from an unlikely ally. vice president joe biden today. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes? >> reporter: the romney campaign quickly seized on that comment. arguing the president's policies have
and elsewhere. peter alexander is in fischerville, virginia tonight. chuck todd traveling with the president in madison, wisconsin and peter, what was it like on the road today? >> after a brief pause for prayer here, this is going to be a party-like atmosphere. they are trying to build on the momentum from last night. a country music band will be performing. let's give you a sense of what it was like on the plane. we saw mitt romney as loose and relaxed as we have seen him all campaign. he was all smiles and laughter, joking with his advisers in the front cabin on the plane. before we took off, the captain came on and said that the denver control tower has congratulated the governor on last night's performance as well. that of course was met by applause by people sitting alongside the governor. a top adviser told me the campaign is in a really good mood, but are going out of their way not to appear to be gloating. another top story, when donors were at romney's hotel last night, rob portman came by. as one aide told us, portman played a better president obama than the president himself. >>
is standing by with analysis, but first nbc's peter alexander on the campaign trail in florida tonight. good evening. >> reporter: with one month to go, mitt romney is trying to capture the energy, with more enthusiastic crowds and a simpler message. >> thank you. >> reporter: after weeks that reenergized republicans and reinvigorated the race, president obama is trying to blunt mitt romney's momentum embracing friday's encouraging economic news. >> we learned that the unemployment rate is now at its lowest level since i took office. more americans are entering the workforce. more americans are getting jobs. >> but romney hasn't ceded any ground, attacking failed policies that have stifled growth. >> the participation of our adults in the workforce were the same as at the time he got elected our unemployment rate would be 11%. >> reporter: both are touting the fund-raising tallies. $181 million for obama in september, the most for either side this year. with romney collecting more than 12 million following the debate. >> both sides will have a tremendous amount of money down the final stretc
in eight ohioans said they could still change their minds before november. >> peter alexander in the crucial state of ohio starting off our coverage tonight. thanks. >>> we are two days away from biden versus ryan. the next debate this time for the vice president and the man running to replace him, both teams spent today preparing, nbc's ron mott traveling with the republican candidate, paul ryan. >> today congressman pl ryan sparred again with his debate partner inside this florida hotel. preparing to square off thursday against joe biden. >> we think he's probably going to come at me like a cannonball, more pressure, because mitt romney put such a great performance, and the bar is pretty high. >> reporter: ted olson reportedly went back and forth in three mock debates in an indoor tennis court. in between, he worked in some r & r, picking pumpkins with his kids over the weekend. for his part, mr. biden has practiced with chris van hollen. ordering sandwiches from his favorite deli in wilmington, delaware, and lots of gatorade. he's also scouted ryan's speeches and poured int
of the most valuable political real estate there. peter alexander has more. from canton, ohio, where governor romney is, peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you as hurricane sandy takes aim on the east coast, forecasters are not the only ones on alert, the campaign strategists are, as well. with crews defending against potentially devastating flooding in virginia, the campaign cancelled a rally. officials in north carolina say they could suspend early voting, if needed. in ohio, snow threatens to hurt the voting efforts. in iowa today, he was introduced by a situation with the state's senior senator. >> we'll put america on a new path to a new day with a new president. obama. a new president romney, pardon me. >> time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment, that can bring the american families to the certainty that the future will be better than the past. >> reporter: speaking to a construction plant that benefitted from mr. obama's stimulus money help, he blasted the opponent. >> we're the nine million jobs that the president promised. >> reporter: president
, it's already having an affect on both sides. peter alexander is traveling with the romney campaign tonight. he's in marion, ohio. peter good evening. >> reporter: the storm has already shaken up this race between the candidates, the running mates and their wives, more than a dozen events have been cancelled. in the campaign's waning days, president obama is forced to juggle dual responsibilities, ensuring to the nation's readiness for hurricane sandy while campaigning. asked if it would affect early morning. >> we don't anticipate that at this point. >> reporter: the storm is already having an impact on some early voting, a key to success for many campaigns. both campaigns today announce halting- >> i know that right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast and our thought and prayers are with the people who will find themselveses in harm's way. >> meanwhile both campaigns are touting a string of endosment. >> reporter: and governor romney is scheduled to arrive at this event in marion ohio. the president is already en route to florid
the race trending, tightening, trending towards romney, at least right now, we begin with peter alexander, traveling with the romney campaign. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, a romney adviser tells me that the campaign is stronger, that the candidate is increasingly confident. he tried to draw a sharp contrast on the issue of national security. with just 29 days to go, following the last debate, the race is quickly tightening, but remains volatile. the polls had different results. the latest poll shows romney leads, now up four points between the likely voters, but a new gallup poll shows the president up by five. looking to capitalize on his momentum, today, romney tried to frame himself as a steady commander-in-chief, and in what his campaign feels is a major foreign policy speech, accusing president obama of weak leadership. >> i know that president obama hopes for a stronger and more prosperous middle east, but hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: and calling for a change of course, but offering few new policy details, romney argued that the middle east is a more dangerous pl
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voters across the country. nbc news correspondent peter alexander joins me live from outside that debate hall. set the stage for us. give us an idea about what we know where the candidates are today. >> reporter: good day to you. romney advisers acknowledge they thought the first defwibt most important. they know this one may be the most challenging because it's an issue that caters better to the president than governor romney. this is different than the past ones. it is a 90-minute debate that will be broken up into six 15 seg meth, four moderated by cbs anchor bob schieffer will focus on the middle east and terrorism and in one other significant difference is that both of the candidate will be seated which romney advisers acknowledge makes it a little more challenging for either side to have any sharp barbs. tougher to point at your opponent when they are sitting right next to you. romney spending much of his morning been behind closed doors with his closest advisers, among them ohio senator rob portman playing barack obama. one of the challenges for romney tonight i think will be for
of which the nation has not seen before in the closing days of a presidential race. peter alexander has more on that. >> reporter: when the campaigns remaining days president obama is forced to juggle dual responsibilities. ensuring sandy's readiness and fighting for his re-election. >> make shurg we have the best response to a big messy system. >> we will have to take a look. >> with several swing states in the path the storm is having an impact on some early voting. the key to success for both campaigns. maryland's governor suspending early voting in the state tomorrow and both campaigns today announcing they have halted fund-raising e-mails. in rural ohio mitt romney joining his running mate after cansling stops in virginia. >> i know right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast and our thoughts and prayers are with the people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> both campaigns are touting a stream of newspaper endorsements, including the des moines register that is supporting mr. romney. the first time the iowa paper has backed
's coal workers. peter alexander joins us live from abingdon, virginia. he's on the phone. peter, explain what is the romney camp's reaction and how do they want to defend these new numbers as they get on the campaign trail in virginia? >> reporter: thomas, we are here in virginia, the second stop in virginia right now and we're about to hear from the governor a short time from now. you can see the big placard for everybody to see, which is again the line that he's repeated as a refrain, that we can't afford four more years like the last four years. of course, it does sort of change the language they have to play with in the course of this campaign that romney has consistently attacked the president for the unemployment rate being above 8% since the beginning of his time in office despite promises he would be able to cut it well below that place. obviously he will have to shift the language today but they say the message remains the same, sort of reinforces the issue of jobs today. one of the campaign advisers came back to me a short time ago, thomasing and told us before the rally that's
is already leaning in their kcolum, the state of florida. peter alexander joins us. all right, peter, how is the campaign reacting to all of these state polls in the last 24 hours particularly in the critical battleground states which show -- don't show the momentum story that they believe they had a week ago? >> reporter: yeah, chuck, you're right. i spoke to two top advisers with the romney campaign about that very fact and they say they're not so focused on these polls as they are about the actual numbers, the early voting numbers that they say shows the matching or exceeding what john mccain, where he stood at this time four years ago. they point specifically to ohio, cuyahoga county, they say, coal country, an area traditionally democratic, that they say is not going to go in the president's column this time around. nonetheless, they recognize the significance of ohio right now. they will be back there again on friday. he's going to have governor romney with him. 100 surrogates including a lot of family members, some governors and senators as they try to do that as well. to put this
romney and speak at t dinner. it's the archdiocese owe sis of new york in charge. nbc's peter alexander also in new york for that event. hey, peter, good to see you. first of all, mitt romney is going to be speaking at the al smith dinner. president obama is going to go on jon stewart, tape jon stewart "the daly show" beforehand. it's a humerus evening. we know what kind of evenings these are like. this comes after a debate which made it clear these two men don't like each other. >> reporter: imagine what that conversations's going to be like when they greet each other shaking hands. last time was under different circumstances and they've been in hey new york state of mind for the last 24 to 48 hours since continuing to attack one another with same comments they did on the debate stage at hofstra university a short time ago. romney spending his day preparing for the speech and the next debate which of course is the foreign policy debate in florida on monday. but these debates, actually resonate, especially for romney, potential they hope for him to seem loose and seem like that relaxed
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